Show and tell: People and their parks in the Southwest


Show and tell: People and their parks in the Southwest

New exhibit at FLC highlights National Park Service history in the Southwest
Student Involvement

The “Parks, People, Preservation: Celebrating the National Park Service in the Southwest” exhibit offered a rare learning opportunity for students working at the Center of Southwest Studies.
“This particular project gave us the opportunity to bring in student interns to work on the exhibit from the absolute very beginning of the planning,” said Shelby Tisdale, director of the center. This represents a unique experience for undergraduate scholars as they were involved in the selection of which items would be on display and the actual crafting of displays.
“For these students in particular, they’ve had an opportunity to see a bit of that behind-the-scenes activities that go on in the developing and installing of an exhibition,” Tisdale said.
Eight student interns worked alongside staff members at the center and its group of volunteers to put together the exhibit and label items for the collection, she said.
Luke Perkins

Mesa Verde plans Hopi dances

For The Journal
On Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, the Lomayestewa Family of Shungopovi Village, Second Mesa, Arizona will perform traditional Hopi dances at the Visitor and Research Center in Mesa Verde National Park.
Performances begin at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public.
The Lomayestewa family has been coming to Mesa Verde National Park each summer for over 25 years and performs a variety of dances.
The Four Corners Lecture Series features presentations about the archaeology, current Native American cultures, history, and natural resources of this spectacular area. All programs are free and open to the public.

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